Watercolour Christmas – fresh festive flowers

Every Christmas, my Mother asked me to set the table and create a bit of a centerpiece. And every year, she promptly took my centerpiece off the table just as the guests sat down so that she could put the salads on the table! It’s been a big point of debate in my household for years so I’ve decided to make a centerpiece for our watercolour Christmas table that is unobtrusive but still fresh and lovely.

Contrasting colour

I’ve chosen yellow tulips for our Christmas table to contrast the medley of blues. I have also found myself working with yellow tulips on shoots a lot this year so it’s right up there with my favourites!

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All sorts

I placed them in inexpensive glass tumblers and ceramic bowls to create a difference in height without being too ‘in your face”. I also dotted little gift boxes in between the flowers – it’s an airy collection of random things that makes a beautiful grouping.

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Keep it on the down low

I love simple uncomplicated styling like this gorgeous ceramic bowl combined with a few yellow blooms in a shallow pool of water. It’s the perfect accent for a coffee table as well.

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No one puts Baby in the corner

Add a splash of colour to an otherwise bland corner to show your attention to detail. These unexpected touches always make the most impact.

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What a dish

Remember to add final touches to all of the places where guests will go in your home. The kitchen is one of those spaces that, try as you may, you just can’t keep them out! So add a few blooms next to your sink to keep the colour thread of your theme throughout the house.

The bathroom is another room that always requires a fresh element like this. A lovely new trend is using fragrant foliage like penny-gum in the bathroom. The smell is not overbearing and very natural.

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And, I did all of this with one bunch of yellow tulips!

Happy styling,

margaux

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